I have added a link down on the right-hand column of Tort Talk to enable you, if you'd like, to claim your online profile on the Avvo.com website. Scroll down on the right hand column of this blog and click on "Claim your FREE profile today" and you will be sent to the site.
Avvo.com has created a basic online attorney profile for every attorney who is listed as a licensed attorney in any state. Your profile is there for you to claim and update and expand with more pertinent background information. It's easy to do too.
The claiming and expanding of your profile is FREE. There are ways, of course, of using the additional Avvo.com website services for a fee, but the basic, ongoing usage of the site and continuing updating of your profile is FREE.
I have claimed and updated my profile for FREE as a means of increasing my online exposure. I figure the more online exposure an attorney has, the more likely that attorney is going to appear at the top of a Google search by a potential client for an attorney in your area.
For full disclosure purposes, I note that Avvo.com has agreed to pay me a small fee on a cost-per-action (CPA) basis for every profile claimed.